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Allows Heli Pilot to detect and shoot Camo Bloons.
~ In-game description

IFR is the second upgrade of Path 2 for the Heli Pilot in Bloons TD 6. It allows the Heli Pilot to target and pop Camo Bloons.

This upgrade costs $510 on Easy, $600 on Medium, $650 on Hard, and $720 on Impoppable.



IFR paints the entire Heli dark grey save for the still-yellow tail, whilst adding dark grey wings with yellow tips. The pilot's cap is now blue, and their goggles, which they wear over their eyes, are tinted green.

All changes to the Heli are retained on crosspath, but past Tier 2 the pilot's outfit is not retained.


IFR is a simple upgrade, granting Camo Detection on top of Bigger Jets' increased Heli movement speed.


Updated as of Version 32.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-2-X) $510 $600 $650 $720 -
Total (0-2-0) $2,125 $2,500 $2,705 $3,000 $1,488 $1,750 $1,894 $2,100
Crosspath (1-2-0) $2,805 $3,300 $3,570 $3,960 $1,964 $2,310 $2,499 $2,772
Crosspath (2-2-0) $3,230 $3,800 $4,110 $4,560 $2,261 $2,660 $2,877 $3,192
Crosspath (0-2-1) $2,335 $2,750 $2,975 $3,300 $1,635 $1,925 $2,083 $2,310
Crosspath (0-2-2) $2,630 $3,100 $3,355 $3,720 $1,841 $2,170 $2,349 $2,604

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: MilitaryConscriptionIcon.png Military Conscription, AdvancedLogisticsIcon.png Advanced Logistics, BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals



IFR adds internal camo detection for the Heli Pilot, allowing it to automatically detect Camo Bloons. It is quite an expensive upgrade, so it is usually wise to hold off purchasing this upgrade until harder camo bloon rounds or if pursuing the Downdraft upgrade.


  • This upgrade is very useful for Camo Rounds, such as Round 42. It is especially good for Round 78 if upgraded to Apache Dartship.
  • While this upgrade only adds Camo detection, it inherits the buffs of Bigger Jets, so this can be a good crosspath if Heli speed is necessary.
  • Using IFR is cheaper than adding a Radar Scanner for purely improving MOAB Shove effects versus DDTs.

Version History[]

IFR was not changed since it was first released in BTD6. The only changes for IFR are based upon previous upgrade Bigger Jets, which are shown here.

  • Buff Affected by slight Bigger Jets movement speed buff.
  • Buff Affected by 0-1-3 MOAB Shove crosspath interaction.


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